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What Does Seagan Mean?

Vegan, Seagan, Vegetarian — What Do You Call Your Diet?

When deciding what to eat, there are countless camps to choose from: omnivores, vegans, vegetarians, and more (don't forget the g-frees!). With all the ways to eat, identifying with a certain label can be convenient for conveying the restrictions of your diet without having to list every single thing you can and can't eat.

But what about modified diets like seagan? Lately we've been hearing this term more and more; "seagan diet" was coined to differentiate between pescetarians, who like seagans don't eat other types of meat except seafood, but unlike them still eat dairy and eggs, and seems to have a growing following. While the diet sounds healthy — lots of fresh whole foods and omega 3s! — the idea that a seagan is in any way a vegan has struck some as odd, since vegans often avoid all animal products for reasons that are more than diet-based.

Seaganism isn't the only modified diet on the block; every day there's a new word for a new diet (flexitarians, anyone?) that has more to do with what you allow yourself to eat rather than lifestyle changes. What do you think of terms like "seaganism"? Do you identify with a diet whether or not you agree with the other aspects of the lifestyle?

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